The Horserfair Shopping Centre hosts a Pop-Up Covid-19 Vaccination Centre
To accelerate the delivery of the life saving Covid-19 vaccination, The NHS have launched a number of large scale Covid-19 vaccination centres in the region, one of which, we are thrilled to confirm, is here in the Horsefair Shopping Centre in Wisbech.
The Covid -19 Vaccination Centre, located within the old Supermarket unit, will provide additional support to the vaccination hubs already successfully delivering vaccinations in other large scale vaccination centres, local hospitals and GP’s across the county.
The old supermarket unit was until recently solely occupied by REMO Wisbech, a community-based organisation who creatively repurpose rescued resources including furniture and home décor. REMO Wisbech have recently provided invaluable support to help with the smooth transition of transforming their current space into two separate units, one of which will be the new Vaccination Centre.
Open seven days a week, the new vaccination centre will be accessible to all those with a booked appointment, as it offers parking for nearly 400 cars and is near the bus station and a taxi rank.
Kevin Smith, Horsefair Centre Manager, said:
“We are very pleased that the NHS have chosen this easily accessible location in the heart of Wisbech and we will continue to offer our support to them whilst they are here.”
Dr David Vickers, Medical Director, Cambridge Community Services NHS Trust said:
“The Centres are capable of delivering thousands of vaccines in the coming weeks and provide a major boost to our plans to offer protection to those who would benefit most quickly as possible.”
Dr Gary Howsam, Cambridge & Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group Chair and local GP added:
“NHS staff are doing an incredible job to deliver what is the largest vaccination programme in our history, at the same as providing vital services for people who need our care….”
Dr Howsam went on to say:
“Please don’t contact the NHS to seek a vaccine; we will contact you. When you are contacted please attend your booked appointment. Appointments are staggered to allow for social distancing and people are urged not to turn up early to avoid queue.
The Vaccination Centre is located in Unit 55 (former supermarket on the bus station,) and will open on Friday 5th February. The postcode for your sat nav is PE13 1AL. Parking is free at the Shopping Centre for the first three hours Monday to Saturday (no charges apply on Sundays).